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Noise reduction works are being carried out on motorway
ROADWORKS on the M3 should be completed this Saturday.
The Highways Agency last week began carrying out surface repairs to the north and southbound carriageways of the motorway between junctions five and six.
A spokesperson for the agency said that the work, which began on Tuesday, August 27, will lead to “smoother journeys for road users.”
He said: “The repair work is being carried out overnight between 10pm and 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest, with the work expected to be complete on the morning of Saturday 7 September.
“We have minimised disruption to road users by carrying out the repairs in one lane at a time, avoiding road closures and diversions, while putting a 50mph speed limit in place to protect the safety of our road workers."
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has welcomed the improvement works, saying: “Working with local residents I have campaigned for the resurfacing of the M3.”
“This important maintenance will improve the road surface making it safer for drivers and quieter for local residents.
“I will continue to press for further resurfacing of other stretches of the M3 in the Basingstoke area.”
The Highways Agency also plans to resurface the slip roads and roundabout at junction six at Basingstoke, as well as parts of the southbound carriageway through junction six at a later date.
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